ICE WaRM Hosts Major Indonesian Delegation
Friday, 20 November, 2015
ICE WaRM has hosted one of the largest Indonesian delegations under the Australian Awards Fellowships scheme, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
A group of 19 – 9 women and 10 men – spent nearly 4 weeks in Australia, visiting significant water resources management installations in South Australia and Queensland, as well as taking part in a series of water-related programmes.
One of their main activities was the three-day Ozwater 2015 conference in Adelaide and the delegates also visited SA Water to examine the use of recycled water in irrigation and joined a range of ICE WaRM’s short courses.
The Indonesian group visited the Hinze Dam in south east Queensland, toured the Waste Water Treatment Plant and Recycled Water Treatment Plant at Glenelg in South Australia and viewed the water operations at the Tonsley TAFE facility in Adelaide.
Indonesia faces significant water resources management challenges and is working to provide clean drinking water and improve sanitation, particularly in rural areas.
Australia has supported efforts to improve water supply and sanitation in Indonesia, especially Eastern Indonesia, for more than 30 years.